Classroom & Curriculum Information

Daily Schedule
* 8:30-8:40 Soft Start - Arrive and unpack
* 8:45 - Tardy bell and opening
* 9:15- Literacy Block
* 11:15-Lunch and Recess 
* 12:00- Finish literacy / story
* 12:30- Math
* 1:25- Recess
* 1:40- Drinks, sharing
* 1:45- Writing, Science and Social Studies
* 2:33- Specials (Art, Music, PE or Library / Computers)
* 3:14- Ready for home & Dismissal

 

General Homework Expectations
The purpose of homework is to review concepts, skills and vocabulary taught in class.  Homework is assigned to develop good study habits and responsibility.                                                                  -Students are expected to read 10 minutes per night.                                                                       -Decodable books are to be read all week and returned on Friday.

Weekly Homework Schedule
Monday: Read Decodable books/books at child’s reading level for 10 minutes.  Beginning in January, students will also read their vocabulary words. (Return Friday Folder and signed Favorite Paper).         Tuesday: Read Decodable books/books at child’s reading level for 10 minutes. Math worksheets, memorization of addition and subtraction math facts (+/- to 12).                                               Wednesday: Read Decodable books/books at child’s reading level for 10 minutes. Read vocabulary words first semester.  In January, students will begin spelling homework.                                         Thursday: Read Decodable books/books at child’s reading level for 10 minutes.                            Friday: Return Decodable books.  New books will be sent home Monday.  Review graded work in the Friday Folder, select and sign a Favorite Paper, return with Friday Folder on Monday.  


Spelling

Spelling is an important piece to overall literacy skills.  It increases familiarity with phonics rules as they apply to reading and writing.  Having a strong spelling base also influences the speed and fluency of writing, allowing for more creativity in overall word choice. 

While students are provided classroom practice in a variety of ways, it is recommended that they practice at home for 5-10 minutes per night.  It is often helpful to study half of the words at a time for 5-10 minutes. Wednesday night homework is for the students to take a pre-test at home.

Spelling Letter.pdf
Master List 1 - 9.pdf
10-15 Spelling.pdf
http://www.spellingcity.com/

Math

Math Facts

Memorizing math facts is an important mathematical skill.  In first grade, students are expected to master addition facts of sums up to 10.

Students should practice using flashcards or worksheets each Tuesday night for homework. 

Click below for some fun websites that may help provide additional practice.


Addition Math Game
Rounding Seashells

Reading

Practice is an essential piece to literacy development at all stages. First graders are expected to read out loud to an adult for 10 to 15 minutes 5 times per week. After your child has read the weekly decodables fluently two times, he/she should go on to read other books at their independent reading level. Here is the link for our online ebooks.
  • Starfall.com is a useful tool to review concepts learned in class. We encourage parents to use Starfall.com as a reward after your child completes their sustained reading time. 

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